Amanda, Deborah, Jenny, Krista and Tanjii!
Congrats ladies! A big shout out as well to each and every stamper who entered Kimmie's contest. I know that it was not an easy descision, as EVERYBODY submitted such fantastic work. :)
Ok, our lovely hostess for the first challenge in April is Donna Wardle...I always drool over Donna's work. Not only is her colouring gorgeous, but she has such a fantastic style as well. Donna's challenge is to use "Stripes" on your project.
Well, it just so happens that I had yet to ink up "Stripes The Zebra"...how perfect is he for this challenge?? The striped design paper is from Prima. The "Just Wanted to Say Hello" sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments set...this is a fantastic set to have in your stamp collection. It includes a ton of sentiments to suit so many different occasions. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and then applied some Antique Linen Distress Ink, as the white cardstock would have been too stark against the design papers. The sentiment was then mounted on a Spellbinders Ribbon Tag.
I stamped Stripes on Neenah paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him with Copic markers. I added in just a little extra shading with my Conte Crayons and a paper blending stump. The sky was created with a handcut cloud template, a make-up sponge and Memento Ink in Summer Sky. Stardust Stickles were applied to the butterfly wings.
Copics: Stripes: E50, E53, E57, C9, C5 C3, C1, C00 Butterfly: RV000, RV10, R83, YG11, BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG09, E25, E29, E50 Grass: YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, G21, G95, G99
Wanna play along? You could win yourself the stamp Donna used on her stunning card this week. Just make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp on your project...you can go shopping HERE. Make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp Challenge Blog to check out all the beautiful projects by the Krafty Girls and our Krafty Guests. (just click on the links to visit their individual blogs to leave them some love!!)
Just wondering...how many of you "locals" are heading to Scrapfest in Kitchener next weekend?? Well, if you are planning to attend, make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Booth (#220)! You can stock up on your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, meet Kimmie and spend some time hanging out with all of us in the booth! Several of the Krafty Girls will be there doing colouring demos throughout the day. We look forward to meeting everybody attending! Make sure to stash some cash into your wallets, as Kimmie's booth will be CASH ONLY!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in for a wee visit! I'll be back on Monday with a very special post for a very special cause. I hope to see you then. :)
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Stripes the Zebra" and "Everyday Sentiments" Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Prima Ink: Copics, Memento Embellishments: Stitching, Stardust Stickles, buttons Tools: Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio